Cornerhouse will host the international premiere of new film Rough Cut, with a post-screening Q&A with the film’s artist/director James Shovlin, writer Mike Harte, composer Euan Rodger and actress Agnes Aspen. The documentary looks at the making of 1970s exploitation film-that-never-was Hiker Meat by fictitious Italian director Jesus Rinzoli. This film-within-a-film acts as a homage to the deconstruction of the exploitation genre. It highlights the era’s concerns and fascinations through cut-and-paste techniques, giving it a Frankensteinesque feel. The principal photography took place in the Lake District,  pulling together to alternative casts, vintage US vehicles, latex and a puppeteer-controlled B-movie monster. Rough Cut strips back the making, unmaking and re-making of the film, and the idea as a kind of ode to the power of imagination. The film is set to be released in cinemas from Friday 6 December – but this premiere should not be missed.

Fri 29 Nov, Cornerhouse, Oxford Street, M1 5NH, 8.10pm, £7.50 (£5.50 concessions),

Fri 29 Nov
Steven Brown
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Fri 29 Nov 2013